Big Blue ID badges
#16
Looks great, Matt!! Thumbsup Thumbsup Thumbsup Thumbsup Thumbsup
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#17
Thank You. Cheers
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#18
Here is mine:


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#19
N I C E!!!!!!! Smile Smile Smile
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#20
Cool. Thumbsup
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#21
Jesso,
Nice badge. I like the website. Neat stuff. What's the picture of on your dual monitors?
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#22
It is a picture from <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://digitalblasphemy.com/">http://digitalblasphemy.com/</a><!-- m --> I joined for a while and downloaded a lot of pictures, I think it was called the Watch Tower, I like how the trees were all over so I made it look like my train layout had more trees
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#23
Minor changes done, this is the Gauge ID I'll have at the NMRA convention in Milwaukee next week.
   
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#24
Nice looking badge, Pete!! Smile Smile Smile
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#25
Sumpter250 ...

Pete, what software are you using to generate that badge? It looks great ... I'd like to give it shot myself! Thumbsup
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#26
P5se Camelback Wrote:Sumpter250.....
Pete, what software are you using to generate that badge? It looks great ... I'd like to give it shot myself! Thumbsup

I never do things the easy way, so.......The "Big Blue" logo was downloaded from this thread. The "Cindys Harbor" logo I scanned from the original 2X art work.
I was able to insert, add and color text, and organize everything in Autocad, and exported the drawing as a bitmap,to floppy.
I then opened it in Corel Draw to do some cleanup work and then save as a .jpg which I was able to then print, and to attach here.
It's a case of; I already have the above mentioned software, so I figured out how to go from one to the other. If I hadn't have had that, I might have acquired a single package that would have done the job.

Ngauger, or someone else, might be able to suggest a simpler way of doing it.
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#27
Thanks, Pete!

I have Corel 3 on my old 386 machine (it still is hooked up and works, it's just that I take a shower, make the bed and have a couple cups of coffee while it's booting up!) but no graphics, photo or general image manipulation software on this laptop. I once thought of getting Photo Shop until I saw the price, at which point I bent down, picked up my upper denture from the floor and left the computer store!

My daughter has a Mac and all kinds of graphics and photo manipulation software ... I'll cajole her into doing something for me ... she'll think it's fun.

Thanks again!
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#28
Probably the best and easiest program to use for this is a DTP (desktop publishing) one. MS Publisher is included in some packages, but the one I've been using for years is Serif's PagePlus. I used to do beta testing on this software up until a few years ago when I figured being retired didn't include do that anymore. There is a "starter edition" on their website which is free. Here is the link to it:
http://www.serif.com/FreeDownloads/?ITC=FD
I don't know what their starter edition has since I've always used their full editions. Just so you know, I created the Big Blue logo using this software as well as my badge on the first page of this thread. With DTP software, you can paste just about anything onto your work and add text and move it around or resize it to your liking. I also use Serif's PhotoPlus for my pictures, but I don't think they have a free version of that one.
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